2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 14:27:35 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] SHIPS: Suisun Bay (CA) ghost fleet
Toxins Near Rotting SF Bay Fleet Same As Elsewhere

Associated Press
CBS-5 TV News
March 12, 2009


Federal scientists reported Thursday that a fleet of mothballed warships rotting in waters near San Francisco Bay is not a major source of environmental contamination.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study found that levels of PCBs, toxic metals and other compounds were typically no higher around the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet than elsewhere in Bay Area waterways.

Because of that, the agency said it is not recommending any specific cleanup of sediments near the fleet. The more than 70 old ships were kept afloat in case of war, but many have fallen into disrepair.


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